The Tony Award-winning revival of Chicago welcomes talk show queen and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award host Wendy Williams to the company beginning June 28 at the Ambassador Theatre. Williams is playing a limited engagement through August 11.
Williams takes over the role of Matron "Mama" Morton, the matron of Chicago's Cook County Jail, succeeding funny lady Christine Pedi, who ended her engagement on June 23. Williams, who had been scheduled to begin June 25, was forced to delay her first performance due to a sinus infection.
Set in the 1920s, Chicago follows Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover. Desperate to avoid conviction, she hires Billy Flynn, Chicago's slickest criminal lawyer, much to the dismay of her rival cellmate Velma Kelly. Directed by Walter Bobbie, the Tony-winning revival is now in its 17th year.
The cast of Chicago also features Amy Spanger as Roxie Hart, Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Alexander Gemignani as Billy Flynn, Paul C. Vogt as Amos Hart and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.
See Wendy the day before her debut below!